Elections

2020 Regular Session

Elections

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 297
Neutral
Absentee voting; require votes to be cast electronically in registrar's office or by mail. Alive
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HB 730
Neutral
Municipalities; authorize those of certain size to conduct special elections at one polling place. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes municipalities to close down polling places for consolidation of polling places at one location.
HB 824
Bad Policy
Election commissioners; authorize per diem for primary and runoff election days in addition to general and special election days. Alive
Analysis: This bill authorizes per diem pay to election commissioners on the days of primary and runoff elections. This expenditure solves no existing problem in the election process and only serves to increase the tax burden on the people of Mississippi.
HB 993
Good Policy
Elections; provide penalties for persons who publish campaign materials without certain identifying information. Alive
Analysis: This bill establishes a set of penalties for any candidate, political committee or other political actor that fails to clearly identify required information in campaign publications. Information such as who paid for a political publication, who endorses or approves of the publication and who produced the publication is vital information to the voter and it's inclusion on all printed and online campaign material helps keep our elections fair and democratic.
HB 1016
Neutral
Unused ballots; provide for the retention and destruction of. Alive
Analysis: This bill sets a policy for what to do with unused, void, and protested ballots after an election takes place. The bill stipulates that the ballots will be retained for a number of months and then discarded of if not used.
HB 1314
Neutral
Tribal identification cards; recognize as legal means of personal identification. Alive
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HB 1368
Neutral
Armed Services Absentee Voting Law; expand definition of 'absent voter' to include those working in federal waters of United States. Alive
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HB 1521
Neutral
Absentee ballots; revise procedures and timeline for mailing to voter and receiving from voter. Alive
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HB 1523
Neutral
Poll managers; remove limitation on additional that election commissioners may appoint. Alive
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HC 47
Bad Policy
Constitution; remove the electoral vote requirement for the Governor. Alive
Analysis: If a candidate for governor does not receive a majority, the House votes on the winner. This would force the top two candidates to a runoff three weeks after the first election.
SB 2020
Not Rated
Absentee ballot; require placement in unmarked envelope to ensure ballot secrecy. Dead
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SB 2066
Not Rated
Armed Services Absentee Voting Law provisions; applicable to Mississippi citizens working on federal navigable waters. Dead
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SB 2085
Not Rated
Vacancies in county- or municipal-elected office; liability for payment toward cost of any necessary special election. Dead
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SB 2086
Not Rated
Affidavit ballots; reduce length of time within which certain persons must present proper voter ID or execute religious exemption. Dead
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SB 2087
Not Rated
Online voter registration; revise to allow for first-time voters to register through. Dead
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SB 2088
Not Rated
Nonpartisan elections; require for offices of chancery clerk, circuit clerk, tax assessor, tax collector, surveyor and coroner. Dead
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SB 2105
Not Rated
Elections; authorize online voter registration and preelection day voting. Dead
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SB 2108
Not Rated
Absentee voting; establish electronic application procedure for college students. Dead
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SB 2116
Not Rated
Electioneering; prohibit for all persons in any public area within a set distance of polling place. Alive
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SB 2155
Not Rated
Suffrage; clarify person's right to register and vote following a disenfranchising conviction. Dead
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SB 2156
Not Rated
Mississippi Student Absentee Voter Act; enact. Dead
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SB 2170
Not Rated
Restore the Right to Vote Act; create. Dead
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SB 2190
Not Rated
Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence and payment of fines. Dead
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SB 2203
Good Policy
School board members; require uniform election on a phased-in basis. Dead
Analysis: This bill restructures the election schedule for school boards by requiring that they take place on the same day as elections for statewide offices and for president. Predictable election dates will drive up turnout for these races and contribute to a more democratic election.
SB 2237
Not Rated
Voter registration; applicants must submit documentation proving U.S. citizenship. Dead
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SB 2397
Not Rated
Public officials holding more than one elected position; prohibit. Dead
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SB 2398
Not Rated
Poll managers; remove limitation on number which may be appointed by local election commissioners. Alive
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SB 2399
Not Rated
Absentee voting; revise absentee balloting procedures. Dead
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SB 2449
Not Rated
Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence or placement on probation. Dead
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SB 2450
Not Rated
Expunction and reenfranchisment; revise procedure for requesting. Dead
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SB 2453
Not Rated
Gubernatorial pardon; provide for notice to victim through SAVIN system. Dead
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SB 2457
Not Rated
Fourth Circuit Court District; clarify precinct composition of subdistricts. Dead
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SB 2458
Not Rated
Suffrage; provide for restoration upon completion of sentence and other conditions. Dead
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SB 2468
Not Rated
'Mississippi Recall Act of 2020'; enact. Dead
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SB 2529
Not Rated
Municipal annexation; require an election be held in the proposed annexed territory. Dead
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SB 2649
Not Rated
Voting rights; restore to people who have been released from incarceration. Dead
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SB 2662
Not Rated
County and municipal election commissioners; increase per diem compensation for conducting elections. Alive
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SB 2663
Not Rated
Presidential preference primary; change date to the first Tuesday in February. Dead
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SB 2664
Not Rated
Primary and general elections; revise absentee ballot timely casting procedures. Dead
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SB 2665
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize. Dead
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SB 2668
Not Rated
Online voter registration; implement. Dead
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SB 2669
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize for any election up to 21 days before election. Dead
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SB 2670
Not Rated
Secretary of State Statewide Elections Management System; provide for voter's proof of citizenship. Dead
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SB 2671
Not Rated
Secretary of State Statewide Elections Management System; provide for voter's proof of citizenship. Dead
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SB 2672
Not Rated
Early voting; authorize up to 10 days prior to any election. Dead
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SB 2673
Not Rated
Determination of tie vote in legislative elections; tie broken in the house to which candidate is seeking office. Dead
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SB 2688
Not Rated
Circuit court; prohibit political candidates from addressing the public during court terms. Dead
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SB 2690
Not Rated
Voter registration; repeal documentation requirement for naturalized citizens. Dead
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SB 2700
Not Rated
Civil rights; restore all to a person who has paid his debt to society. Dead
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SB 2706
Not Rated
Municipal elections; impose residency requirements to run for municipal governing authority offices. Dead
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SB 2737
Not Rated
Marking election ballots; delete option of using indelible pencil to mark ballots. Alive
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SB 2742
Not Rated
Election campaign messages and materials; authorize prosecution for improper authorization or identification. Dead
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SC 511
Resolution
Constitution; remove the electoral vote requirement for Governor. Dead
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SC 543
Resolution
Constitution; repeal Section 244A and amend Section 241 to allow felons to vote upon meeting certain conditions. Dead
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SC 548
Resolution
Constitution; amend to elect Governor and state elected officials by majority of popular vote with no electoral vote requirement. Alive
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SC 550
Resolution
Constitutional amendment: restore right to vote after discharge from prison. Dead
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed